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    Traces the evolution of the character of Mary Magdalen starting with the scant source material in the gospels and her original importance as the first one to see Jesus resurrected as the first Apostle to how she w

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    I read this book as research for a novel I'm writing with particular interest in the legend of Mary Magdalene's life in France This book does an amazing job of bringing all the information about Mary Magdalene together paired with a s

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    All you didn't know about the mysterious woman in Jesus' life

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    interesting storyDifferent prospective on Mary Magdalenworth rfeading

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    The night before my wedding I had a dream about Mary Magdalene I was sleeping over at the home of one of my bridesmaids a devout Catholic and one of my best friendsWhen I woke up in the morning I saw this book on a bookshelf I hadn't seen the night before I told her my story of synchronicity and she told me tha

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    This is the definitive work on everything Mary Magdalene Hey how can you go wrong with a 600 page book where half the page count is devoted to footnotes? Remarkable for its depth covering everything known from biblical time

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    My fingers brushed the spine of this book at the library many weeks ago and I felt like I had to read it After finishing I

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    An interesting attempt to first sort out all the multitudinous Mary's in the gospels And then explore the vario

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    I had trouble getting into this book even though the subject matter was interesting

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    General overview of the life of a devout woman Not my favorite but I appreciated her life

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Mary Magdalen Myth and Metaphor

Urch's attitude toward women Yet this figure does not appear in the New Testament All that we know of the real Magdalen are the four facts noted in the Gospels she was one of Christ's followers; she was present at His crucifixion; she was one of the earliest witnesses of His resurrection; and she was the first person to be charged with proclaiming the Christian message But somewhere along the line she was confused with Mary the sister of Lazarus an. The night before my wedding I had a dream about Mary Magdalene I was sleeping over at the home of one of my bridesmaids a devout Catholic and one of my best friendsWhen I woke up in the morning I saw this book on a bookshelf I hadn t seen the night before I told her my story of synchronicity and she told me that her spiritual director has said to her that when you see that beam of light you should step into it So I borrowed the book It s a cultural history book masuerading as an art history book It is illustrated with depictions of La Magdalene from medieval times to the nearly present I was especially interested in the way that artists co opted ie exploited her as a way to create erotic art during a time of censorship I get it but it saddens me that her true story is obscured and subverted by art that gets the whole message completely backwards The message to which I refer That Mary Magdalene was freed by Jesus from exploitation by menI was most excited by the chapter describing ministries to prostitutes and sex slaves in Europe that were named for Magdalene and took her as patron saintAs for the writing you get what you pay for it s an academic book and reads as such You wouldn t mistake it for pop lit but it s accessible and mostly steers clear of jargon and academese I suspect art history writing in general is less egregious than lit crit which I say with love as a literary critictheoristSadly though the book goes off the rails at the end when the author tries to conclude with a thesis she hasn t earned in any way It read as though she had turned in her final draft and the editor was like Good good but what is the point So she tacked on a conclusion that she wished she had brought up before but it s already the deadline and oh well who is going to argue when the point is clearly just that people made art about Mary Magdalene in ways that reflected themselves than her See there s your ending What does ordaining women have to do with what I just read pray tellThis book would have only gotten 3 stars were it not for the fact that when I stepped into that beam it led me all the way into the church and a deeper relationship with God Mysterious ways indeed

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D with the woman taken in adultery whose life Jesus saved Using evidence from early Christian writings medieval sermons devotional works and the art and literature of nearly two thousand years Susan Haskins shows how Mary Magdalen merged with other figures in the New Testament until she came to epitomize the condition of women in the Church and in society Today when women are assuming active roles in both Mary Magdalen is once again being reevaluat. An interesting attempt to first sort out all the multitudinous Mary s in the gospels And then explore the various different myths surrounding the Magdalene along with what political ends these different myths served when they were formed In addition the author explores some of the beautiful art exploring the Magdalene legend

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Mary Magdalen has always been a predominant and fascinating figure for Christianity But who was she really The Gnostics hailed her as the companion of the Savior and the woman He loved most Early Christian writers called her the Bride of Christ and the apostle to the apostles But for centuries her most durable image has been that of a prostitute who repented and devoted her life to Jesus an image that both shaped and to some extent reflected the Ch. All you didn t know about the mysterious woman in Jesus life

  • Paperback
  • 528
  • Mary Magdalen Myth and Metaphor
  • Susan Haskins
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 9781573225090